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Old 01-15-2014, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Nelson Woodworks View Post
One thing people might not realize is that you don't HAVE to purchase a cremation container from the mortuary. According to FTC rules they have to accept any container you furnish to them.

The FTC Funeral Rule | Consumer Information

To be upfront, my company makes cremation urns and sells directly to the public, but there are a lot of us out there. But like with any purchase, shopping around, and even planning ahead can save you a lot of money and get a better product in your hands.
Good point, my father in law passed away a few years ago and my wife had his ashes placed in a beautiful wooden box,trouble was that box cost $1000, one of my friends at the funeral told me he makes boxes for ashes as a sideline/hobby,how much i asked, he said $50, the wife and i now have 2 beautiful wooden boxes for our ashes at a substantial savings from funeral parlour prices.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:52 AM
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My wife was buried December 7 ( passed away Thanksgiving morning from ALS )in a cemetery in a beautiful blue marble square urn.

I bought it at the funeral home for $270 and was satisfied with my purchase.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:06 AM
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It's cheaper, You aren't polluting the earth with a coffin or the thought of your body being dug up years later to build a subdivision. Nothing is permanent .. so why would we try to make it so ?
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